The Best iPhone Train Game Just Got Better

The Best iPhone Train Game Just Got Better

A few months ago, Days of Wonder released the $2 iPhone version of their overwhelmingly popular, award-winning board game, Ticket to Ride. Ticket to Ride Pocket amazed everyone by including all the elements of the iPad version in a smaller, tighter, but just as engrossing package — only with one huge hole: While you could play real people around you via a Bluetooth connection, there wasn’t any way to play against people who weren’t in the same room with you. All that changed yesterday, making TTR pocket one of the best board game on the iPhone, right up there with chess and Words with Friends.

Unlike the iPad version, Days of Wonder didn’t set up servers for playing opponents cross-platform (for instance, many games I’ve played on the iPad have been against players using the web-based version of the game). Instead, players on TTR Pocket will only be able to play other TTR Pocket players, and only through Apple’s Game Center. With 130,000 TTR Pocket players (Days of Wonder says) though, finding another player to quench your track-building thirst shouldn’t be an issue.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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